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    Look/SPD-SL?

    Can the same cleat fit a Look and a SPD-SL pedal??
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    you may have a shoe that can use either, but not both at the same time
    there are 3 bolts for Look, and 2 bolts for SPD, on many current roadie bike shoes.

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    I've tried using spd-sl cleats with an old pair of dura-ace 7400 pedals (look delta) at someone's suggestion and while I was able to clip in/out without issue, the interface was too loose for comfortable riding.

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    To the OP, No.

    SPD-SL uses 3 bolts, not 2. (SPD uses 2, but is not a road cleat system, and most modern road shoes are not outfit to mount an SPD style cleat.)
    Most modern road shoes can interchange a Look cleat to an SPD-SL cleat. While you can't use the same cleat interchangeably, you most certainly can use the same shoe to interchange cleats.
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    Thanks much for the feedback.

    I had just purchased a bike that has LOOK pedals on it. I have SPD-SL pedals on a bike and several shoes/cleats for them. Looks like I will be selling the LOOK pedals..

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